Held May 17-18, 2016 at Bay Pointe Inn, Shelbyville, MI, and at Barry State Game Area and Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Day One Presentations:
9:15am Workshop Overview & Objectives (Mark MacKay, DNR)
9:30am “Oak, Fire & Mesophication: Past, current, and future trends of oak in the eastern United States” by Greg Nowacki (USFS R09).
11:00-11:30am “Oak-Pine Ecosystem Restoration with Fire: Case studies of seasonality and repeated burns in Michigan” by Jack McGowan-Stinski (Lake States Fire Science Consortium).
11:30am “Potential effects of future climate change on the oak resource” by Steve Matthews (USFS NRS).
1:30pm “Silvicultural treatments that promote oak ecosystems” by Pat Brose (USFS NRS).
2:30pm “SILVAH decision-support system and its utility in managing oak” by Pat Brose.
3:15pm “Oak ecosystem restoration and unified monitoring protocols for National Forests in the Eastern Region” by Dan Dey (USFS NRS).
Other Information From SW MI Oak Workshop: